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by zensuni
Tue Feb 15, 2022 4:57 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Bob's Paipo
Replies: 16
Views: 61312

Re: Bob's Paipo

Beautiful work
by zensuni
Sun Feb 13, 2022 4:28 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Basics.
Replies: 11
Views: 37039

Re: Basics.

Nice board, it should work.
I strongly recommend swim fins, they will allow you to catch waves very early, like a mini mal.
Enjoy !
by zensuni
Sun Jan 09, 2022 10:52 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Bob's Paipo
Replies: 16
Views: 61312

Re: Bob's Paipo

Nice job !
by zensuni
Thu Dec 16, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Prone surfing champion
Replies: 2
Views: 18701

Re: Prone surfing champion

Great story.
He surfs very well !
by zensuni
Mon Dec 06, 2021 5:08 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Basics.
Replies: 11
Views: 37039

Re: Basics.

Any photos of the board so far ? :)
by zensuni
Sat Dec 04, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Mini Paipos
Replies: 21
Views: 118396

Re: Mini Paipos

Wow, Nice boards :)
by zensuni
Sat Nov 13, 2021 3:21 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Hand Plane Peahi
Replies: 4
Views: 22462

Re: Hand Plane Peahi

This Guy is crazy 😂
He has rode Nazaré the same way.
by zensuni
Thu Oct 21, 2021 2:18 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Tidal bore wave
Replies: 3
Views: 19812

Re: Tidal bore wave

@OG-AZN It might be a first one at that place, at least for a wooden paipo (I have watched videos of bodyboards on it). I lost the wave because there was no longer enough "push" behind, at first the wave was ok but at some point it turns to a really really weak thing, this is why everybody...
by zensuni
Tue Oct 19, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: A Ripple in the Force
Replies: 21
Views: 97675

Re: A Ripple in the Force

Seems like he was a great guy, R.I.P Tom !
by zensuni
Tue Oct 19, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Tidal bore wave
Replies: 3
Views: 19812

Tidal bore wave

Hi there ! In the spirit of testing weird prone things in the water, I had a chance to ride the tidal bore of "Saint Pardon" in France on a paipo board. It's a very weak wave that one normally ride on very long boards exclusively (kayaks, SUP, big longboards). Plus, it was a "small da...
by zensuni
Wed Sep 29, 2021 5:22 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Paulownia paipo
Replies: 11
Views: 34658

Re: Paulownia paipo

Are you using the fibreglass board much. Once you have a few boards, it is hard to regularly use them all. It is fun, pulling out a board that you haven't surfed for a while. Not that much actually. It's a fun little kneeboard for good waves, but I don't like it as a prone board, too wide on the no...
by zensuni
Sat Sep 25, 2021 9:16 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Paulownia paipo
Replies: 11
Views: 34658

Re: Paulownia paipo

I added 2 small wakeboard fiberglass fins to the board, as they are very easy to install, all I had to do was to drill 4 holes and screw the fins. I rode the board this morning in clean 4' waves. At first I tried to ride it "kneeboard style" for fun, the fins helped a little bit but not th...
by zensuni
Mon Sep 13, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: First Build
Replies: 12
Views: 35517

Re: First Build

By reducing the thickness you will gain flex, you can also make a concave to make the board lighter.
by zensuni
Sat Sep 11, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Paulownia paipo
Replies: 11
Views: 34658

Re: Paulownia paipo

I tested the board in small waves. It is actually pretty light and buoyant. For a strict prone use, I prefer my thinner and narower plywood board, for it has more flex and drive. I kneeboarded a little bit, super easy to "popup" cause the board is wide and flat, but then it is complicated ...
by zensuni
Thu Sep 09, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Paulownia paipo
Replies: 11
Views: 34658

Re: Paulownia paipo

OG-AZN wrote: Thu Sep 09, 2021 1:01 pm Should be a fun ride with a lot of float. How heavy is the board? All the paulownia boards I've ridden were super light compared to my usual plywood.
Well, it is lighter than pine, but not that much actually.
Although the board is thick with no concave.
by zensuni
Wed Sep 08, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Paulownia paipo
Replies: 11
Views: 34658

Re: Paulownia paipo

The board after 2 coats of linseed oil / "white spirit".
Very long to dry !
PaipoKneeboard.jpg
by zensuni
Wed Sep 08, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Latest Paipo
Replies: 9
Views: 25282

Re: Latest Paipo

Looks great
by zensuni
Wed Sep 01, 2021 3:27 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Paulownia paipo
Replies: 11
Views: 34658

Re: Paulownia paipo

I started to oil the board with a mix of linseed oil and white spirit (I couldn't find turpentine), looks great.
I still need to apply several coats, but in the end it might be more efficient to protect the board than just a classic varnish, as the oil really penetrates deep inside the wood.
by zensuni
Wed Aug 25, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Paulownia paipo
Replies: 11
Views: 34658

Re: Paulownia paipo

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by zensuni
Tue Aug 24, 2021 4:00 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Paulownia paipo
Replies: 11
Views: 34658

Paulownia paipo

Hi there, I found a paulownia provider near my city, so I got a 50x120cm, 2cm thick blank. I want to make an allround board, simple shape, finless, to use it as a prone paipo or as a kneeboard, depending of the conditions and the mood. I have a polyester resin paipo already (inspired by the elpaipo ...